Fifty-five stores from troubled off-licence chain Oddbins have been put up for sale. 

The sale of the Oddbins stores is being handled by Christie & Co, and there will be a “short, focused” campaign aimed at “individuals and operators with an interest in this sector”. 

Retailers interested in the stores must submit their ‘best and final’ bids by May 2.

Christie & Co head of retail Steve Rodell encouraged experienced retailers to take advantage of the sales. 

“These off-licences offer both independent and multiple operators an excellent opportunity to acquire stores of varying size in prominent locations across the country," he said.